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‘Better living comes with better planning’

Navi Mumbai is a planned City. In 1971, around 600kms of land was given to CIDCO to develop this new City. On January I, 1992, the then government created Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation to manage the entire City which consists ... Read More »

Water supply and sanitation in India: Meeting targets and beyond

The Indian economy loses 73 million working days a year due to waterborne diseases, caused by a combination of lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation. Even large cities are only able to guarantee very little water for a few hours a day, says Dr Sridhar Vedachalam, a postdoctoral associate at the New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell University, USA. Ranked among the 10 finalists of the 2012 Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award, the article discusses the gap between water supply and sanitation Read More »

Drivers of water treatment technology in India

Recently alarming reports have been released by Government agencies about groundwater contamination due to dumping of industrial water, untreated sewage in fresh water bodies and excessive use of fertilizers. Water scarcity is a looming problem for both urban and rural areas and the situation is being seen as a crisis. Use of contaminated water is also leading to numerous health problems across the country. The scarcity of water is driving the demand for use of water treatment technologies and products. Read More »

Ecolab: Strategic Sustainable Standards

Ecolab Inc., an $11 billion company based in Minnesota, has global businesses spread across a number of key verticals, including Institutional, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Pest Management, Water Services and Energy Services. In India, Ecolab is catering to a customer base which includes 4-star, 5-star and 5-star deluxe properties falling under the Institutional business banner. Global companies in the beverage, brewery, dairy, processed food and consumer care segments are served by the company’s Food & Beverage business. Read More »

OCS acquires Absotherm FM

In order to broaden its Asian presence, UK based OCS has invested in Absotherm Facility Management Services Pvt Ltd. Nearly half of OCS’ global employee strength is currently drawn from different countries in Asia led by Thailand. OCS has already ... Read More »

PCMC bags cleanliness award

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation bagged the first prize under the Sant Gadgebaba Nagari Swachhata Abhiyan, an urban cleanliness awards programme. The prize includes a cash award of र35 lakh, a memento and a citation. The Maharashtra Government had organised ... Read More »

The making of a Green Village

Beside a beautiful hillock under the rolling clouds amid rustling winds and lush greenery is the eco-village developed by social activist and Sangli Zilla Parishad member Subhash Patil. Hatnur, located in the Sangli district of Maharashtra, having a population of ... Read More »

Water-A massive market Bubbling to the surface

It’s an interesting time to appraise the “blue segment” of green business. Water has taken a back seat in sustainable business and cleantech. Over the past decade, the rallying cry of “water is the new oil” (or even the new carbon) has not materialised. Yet with mounting water scarcity and water quality pressures, the convergence of water and energy issues and the drive for greater resource efficiency, the market is clearly gaining momentum. Between 2005-2010 the Dow Jones Water Index surged 80% and between 2007-2010, it outperformed the S&P by over 20%. There are already a large number of countries, industries and companies whose economics are critically reliant on water. And that number is going to increase exponentially in the next five years. Here’s why: Read More »

Nestlé wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

Nestlé, the food and nutrition company, won this year’s Stockholm Industry Water Award for its efforts to improve water management in its internal operations and throughout its supply chain. Nestlé has reduced the total water withdrawals by over 30%, more ... Read More »

Saving Water

Following Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (CMC) is planning to set up waterless urinals to check the depleting water table in the Union Territory. The corporation has joined hands with AG Aqua Solutions for installing waterless urinals. AG Aqua had ... Read More »

Local water management & community participation

Experiences have shown that local resources management yields results which are economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. Water scarcity threatens us all – menacing well-being, jeopardising livelihoods and sometimes endangering lives. As reported by the United Nations Population Fund ... Read More »

Rainwater harvesting, a must

Many Indian cities, including metros, are facing pure water scarcity. Domestic water use in the country is projected to nearly double in less than 30 years, from 21 cubic kilometres (km3) to 41km3 in 2025. In 2025, India will consume ... Read More »

Sustainability through rural tourism

A well-executed rural tourism project involving the local communities has the potential of becoming a win-win proposition both for the tourists and the villagers. Shaam-e-Sarhad, a highly successful resort in Gujarat, is a masterpiece in rural tourism. Read More »

Innovation Awards

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam has announced it will organise its eighth Innovation Award in April 2010. The award will be given to the best innovation in professional cleaning anywhere in the world and the last date for entering the contest is January ... Read More »

Jusco to treat Cauvery water

Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (Jusco) has been awarded a six-year performance-based water management contract for Mysore city. The tripartite contract agreement between Mysore City Corporation (MCC), Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) and Jusco is the largest ... Read More »